The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, who earned a Pulitzer Prize for their Washington Post reporting on the break-in, which led to Nixon’s resignation (and introduced “[Fill in the Blank]-gate” to the national lexicon).
Also participating in the Q&A: Robert Redford, who played a more attractive version of Woodward in “All the President’s Men.”
The two-hour documentary — which reunited Woodward, Bernstein, Redford and Dustin Hoffman, who played a more attractive Bernstein — premieres April 21 on Discovery.
In the special, the four men reflect on the events and their role in politics, the media and national cynicism.
“Juxtaposing the reality of those who perpetuated the crime and those who pursued them, alongside those who portrayed them in the film, unfolds this historical turn of events in an entirely new way,” Redford says.
“All the President’s Men Revisited” is chockablock with talking heads, including:
●Former Post executive editor Ben Bradlee
●“The Daily Show” host/exec producer Jon Stewart
●Former NBC evening-news anchor Tom Brokaw
●Former Republican congressman and MSNBC host Joe Scarborough
●Former Nixon counsel John Dean
●David Frost (whose interviews with Nixon were turned into the play/flick “Frost/Nixon”)
●Actor/minority counsel to Senate Watergate committee Fred Thompson
●MSNBC host Rachel Maddow
●Republican political consultant Mary Matalin
●ProPublica editor in chief Stephen Engelberg
●Former presidential reelection committee treasurer Hugh Sloan
●New York Times columnist David Carr
●Nixon speechwriter/actor Ben Stein
●Former deputy attorney general William Ruckelshaus
●Former Nixon deputy assistant Alexander Butterfield
●New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson
●Joan Felt, daughter of Mark Felt (a.k.a. Deep Throat)
●Democratic media adviser James Carville
●Watergate prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks
●Former congresswoman Elizabeth Holtzman (D-N.Y.), who served as a member of the House Judiciary Committee that recommended three Articles of Impeachment against Nixon.
“All the President’s Men Revisited,” which was announced last year, launched Redford’s Sundance Productions television and Web content creation company. Redford and producing partner Laura Michalchyshyn, who formerly headed Discovery’s now-defunct Planet Green channel, exec-produced the docu with media exec Andrew Lack.
More ‘Sherlock’ seasons
Benedict Cumberbatch blew the surprise and revealed that he and Martin Freeman will make a fourth season of PBS’s “Sherlock.”
“We’ve agreed to two more [seasons], but I could get into trouble for saying that,” Cumberbatch said in an interview this week with RadioTimes.